March 11 Ordinary Council Meeting notes

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Multi Purpose Stadium completed on budget

The new Multi Purpose Stadium has delivered more value for money.

The facility was opened on 25 February 2019 and within budget estimates, with Council’s Project Management Office able to use the building contingency funds to add more features.

The stadium includes three timber-sprung indoor multi-sport courts; tiered seating for 667 spectators; accessible toilets, showers and change rooms; public toilets; three unisex change rooms; function space, kitchen and servery; meeting rooms and office space; referee facilities and more.

Through utilising the contingency budget, Council was able to add pathway and landscaping to entrance; resurfacing of Lisa Lane; upgraded scoreboards and backboards to international standards; upgraded court lighting; curtains between courts; projectors to meeting rooms; additional furniture, fittings and fixtures; First Aid Room fit out and stocking; and motorised louvers to maximise the efficiency of the courts’ evaporative air-conditioning.

The project was funded by $4.5M from Council, $4.4M from the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund and $250,000 by Wagga Wagga Netball Association.

Some key building statistics are 33,490 hours worked all injury-free, more than 130 tonnes of structural steel work and over 1300 cubic metres of concrete used.

  • RP-6 MULTI PURPOSE STADIUM COMPLETION

Next steps for Farrer Road widening project

The Farrer Road widening and reconstruction project has moved forward, with Council beginning the process of accessing land required for the works.

Earlier this year, Council approved a budget variation of $3,080,000 for the Farrer Road project, bringing the total budget to $6,158,856.

The proposed widening requires the acquisition of a 10-metre strip of land along the northern boundary of the existing road reserve.

Tonight’s resolution allows Council to apply for and enter into access licences for these areas, which would permit the start of construction prior to the land being acquired.

The Farrer Road project was an action item from the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy and Implementation Plan (WWITS 2040).

  • RP-2 FARRER ROAD WIDENING – PROPOSED ACCESS LICENCES FOR CONSTRUCTION

Community feedback needed on proposed laneway closure in Glenfield Park

The community will be asked for their feedback on a proposal to temporarily close a pedestrian laneway off Walla Place, Glenfield Park.

Council has received customer requests from nearby residents to close off the laneway between 10 and 12 Walla Place, citing issues with opportunistic crime, vandalism and antisocial activity.

The proposal involves fencing off the laneway at the eastern end with Colourbond fencing to prevent pedestrian traffic usage. By using this method, the laneway can easily be re-opened to the public if required.

About 45 residences would be directly affected by closure of the laneway, along with members of the extended Glenfield Park community to access Glenfield Oval, Southcity Shopping Centre and other Council community facilities.

Consultation will take place from 23 March to 4 May, with the matter to be referred to the new Crime Prevention Working Group.

  • RP-1 WALLA PLACE, GLENFIELD PARK LANEWAY – PROPOSAL FOR TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Expressions of interest called for community space in Tarcutta

Council will call for expressions of interest for community groups to use a former RFS shed at 8 Bent Street, Tarcutta.

A new RFS shed was constructed north of the village and a community group has since enquired an interest in utilising the space. Council endorsed to invite expressions of interest so all community groups in Tarcutta have equal opportunity to apply and ensure the maximum benefit for the community.

  • RP3 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY AT TARCUTTA

Roads funding focus for Council at national Local Government conference

The Mayor and Councillor Dan Hayes will attend the 2019 National General Assembly of Local Government Annual Conference at Canberra in June.

Council endorsed that it will submit a motion Australia Local Government Association gathering focused on restoring the 2019/20 to 2023/24 Roads to Recovery funding allocations to at least the equivalent funding level of the Roads to Recovery Program 2014/15-2018/19.

Council is provided with one vote at the conference, which will be held by the Mayor.

Meanwhile, Councillor Vanessa Keenan will attend the 2019 Floodplain Management Conference.

  • RP-5 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY – CALL FOR MOTIONS

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